Nova Scotia Community College

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Marine Navigation Technology

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Program Information

School:Nova Scotia Community College
Faculty:School of Trades and Technology
Field of Study:Nautical Science/Merchant Marine Officer
Description:Can you imagine being a captain of a cargo ship crossing the oceans of the world or a first officer on a ferry responsible for the safe passage of travelers? Our program prepares you for a career as a ship's deck officer in the commercial marine industry. You'll be trained in areas such as watchkeeping practices, seamanship, safety, and communications.

The Marine Navigation Technology program provides the academic and applied skills necessary for an entry-level deck officer trained to International Maritime Organization standards. Pending program approval from Transport Canada, students who complete the academic courses and obtain the required sea-time internship will be prepared to challenge Transport Canada examinations and apply for certification as a watchkeeping mate.
URL:Marine Navigation Technology at Nova Scotia Community College
Length:1 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $5,522

Admission Requirements


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

    Marine Navigation Technology Diploma or a Transport Canada Watchkeeping Mate Certificate with six months of service as an Officer of Watch.

    Additional Admission Requirements:
      A valid Marine Medical Certificate (to meet Transport Canada's requirements for approved marine/cadet training programs), is required for the program. Details are provided with your acceptance notification.

      * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

      Modified on August 13, 2018